The AW16 Mens Trends!

Today officially marks the start of Autumn; the cold weather will begin brewing in and the layers will begin ravelling up…maybe at an extremely fast pace this year as the cold has already begun sweeping in at jet speed. With short weather long gone and coat and knit weather now here upon us it’s time to start thinking about the trends you want to be mastering this Autumn and just how to wear them. From Bomber jackets to check prints to a little bit of ‘athleisure’ (*athletic and leisure wear mixed together) we know you are ready to start gearing up in your Autumn attire.

The Checked Print: 

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Checked prints have been around for a while and a firm favourite with many of our designers, buyers and customers. Whether that be in the form of a double breasted military style jacket, a warm knit or a dressed down shirt the check print is the statement print of the season and can turn what could have been a plain, boring outfit into something street style worthy. Windowpane checks in a range of styles, colours and materials or block checks making that bold statement  and is what this print is all about.

Seen on the runways of Burberry, Prada, Fendi and many more there is clearly no denying that this print is not to be messed with.

Bomber Jackets: 

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The bomber jacket has been changed for Autumn; with designers creating them in a variety of different materials and styles no two are the same. We are all about the ‘subtle’ bomber, making  a statement, while keeping warm and not going too over the top. With brands like Canada Goose, the bomber has never looked more redefined and cool as it does now, as well as a must have for the up and coming winter months. It doesn’t have to be a Kanye West style bomber to be certified as being cool, as designers like Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Diesel  are making them more unique.

80s Athletic-wear:

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Tracksuits have been around for longer than we can remember, but this Autumn they’re taking it back to the 80s with stand up collars, contrasting zips…taking the look off the track and straight onto the street. This trend is easy to wear and doesn’t have to be just for the weekend, with designers throwing on zip up sweatshirts over smart trousers, and under suits for a redefined edge to smart-wear.

Chelsea Boots:

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Leather or suede Chelsea boots make for the perfect trans-seasonal shoes to take you foot first into Autumn. A black boot can work wonders with any smart attire while navy or chocolate brown can take you through into the weekend. Designers like Saint Laurent took on serious rock vibes, pairing a Chelsea boot with a slim fit smart trouser and leather jacket for some extra edge, while Paul Smith (who always create the ideal staple Chelsea boot) showcased the shoe with contrasting colours; showing it really can go with just about anything and everything!

New York Fashion Week SS17:

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New York Fashion Week may be over but the excitement for the SS17 collections carries on, with trends blooming in await for 2017. It’s the fashion month were all our favourite fashion girls, A-Listers and designers head out to the top runway shows to showcase, or view the collections for SS17 and with that we can have an idea on just what we will be wanting to wear next summer.

Victoria Beckham:

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Victoria focused a lot around practicality in her SS17 collection, stating that ‘People have to wear the collection.’ Therefore she picked easy to wear cuts, colours and prints a lot for the minimalist woman in mind. White was a colour palette we expected to see in her collection however she contrasted this with bright, almost neon like colours throughout her designs. Another thing we saw that we weren’t expecting to see in her collection was Velvet materials; which according to the street style game and runways this year is set to be the material of the moment.

Ralph Lauren:

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For the Ralph Lauren show, Ralph himself actually closed a whole street in New York especially for his runway. There’s not many designers that would be able to do this, but Ralph is a man of many talents. Ralph’s collection for SS17 was something completely out of the ordinary for him; almost unrecognisable with a lot of us fashion folk. There were cowboy vibes, crossed with heavy accessorising such as large jewellery, cowboy hats and buckled belts. The whole Native American idea took a different turn and left us with a fresh sense for Ralph Lauren.

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Micheal Kors:  

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Micheal Kors SS17 showed us a bright and colourful collection with some unique styles and prints in which we had never seen before in any of his collections. The pieces are easy to wear and the bright floral designs have that 60s look we always forget we love. Micheal Kors never fails to give us a collection that has all of the femininity we need for summer.

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